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Oops: Maya Angelou Stamp Features Quote That Isn't Hers

AP | Posted 04.07.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service issued a new limited edition "Forever" stamp Tuesday, honoring the late poet, author and civil rights cham...

Financial Exclusion: Why the Poor Get Poorer

Bill Bartmann | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

There is a saying about how expensive it is to be poor. Ironically, the less money you have, the more it costs you to manage and move it. Unbanked and underbanked families rely heavily on alternative financial services such as check cashers and payday loans.

An Expanding U.S. Postal Service Is Very Possible

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

What about other sources of revenue? Establishing an honest notary service, cashing most checks, selling fishing and hunting licenses, wrapping holiday gifts, and accepting wine or beer for delivery are just a few congressionally prohibited proposals that have been put forward by postal activists and watchdogs.

Stamps of Honor

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.13.2015 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

I have always admired and been impressed by the number, variety and appropriateness of postage stamps issued by the United States Postal Service in honor and in support of our military and veterans and I am somewhat regretful that this area of philately did not become my niche.

Dave Jamieson

How The Post Office Could Take On The Payday Loan Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business

A union head says that postal banking -- when post offices also offer simple banking services like checking and savings accounts -- is "an idea that should be reborn and whose time has come."

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe To Retire

AP | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will retire Feb. 1 after leading the agency for four years. He made the announcement Friday ...

Man Claims Cremated Remains Of Wife Lost In Mail

AP | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The cremated remains of an Ohio woman that were supposed to be delivered to her husband didn't arrive as scheduled or in time f...

U.S. Postal Service Hacked

AP | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social S...

Kate Sheppard

USPS Is Worried About What Climate Change Will Mean For Mail

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service has a reputation for being unstoppable. And while rain, snow and gloom of night can't stop the U.S. mail, the he...

The Internet and the End of 'Things'

Jeff Wald | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Jeff Wald

In the next twenty years we will see the virtual disappearance of many everyday physical items, including books (more ebooks will be sold in the US next year than paper books), paper currency and most single-use consumer electronic (does anyone even need an alarm clock anymore?).

Thank Unions For Stopping The Scheme To Replace The Post Office With Staples

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

Staples won't be replacing the post office anytime soon thanks to what some are calling a rare victory for unions -- and what one Staples executive cl...

Can a Post Office Be a Bank?

John Harrington | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
John Harrington

Instead of privatizing the post office, there may be a better way to raise revenue for the post office by providing financial services for many who need access to credit and short-term capital.

Post Office Honors Harvey Milk, But Harbors Anti-Gay Past

David K. Johnson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
David K. Johnson

There were many signs of change at this week's ceremony in the Old Executive Office building to roll out the new forever stamp honoring Harvey Milk. But as I watched I thought of another, overlooked sign of change. Fifty years ago, the U.S. Post Office, was actively working to suppress that movement.

Door-To-Door Mail Would Stop For Millions Under Proposed Law

AP | By PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would no longer get mail delivered to their door but would have to go to communal or curbside boxes instead ...

The U.S. Postal Service Can Be Saved!

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Martin Shapiro

In the not-too-distant future, the United States' lower airspace will be abuzz with all manner of pilotless delivery UAVs, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly called drones.

Protected Birds Slaughtered By USPS Landscaping

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal and state wildlife officials are investigating a tree-trimming operation in Oakland that witnesses say sent baby bird...

One Artist's Amazing Mission To Save The US Postal Service

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

Raise your hand if you miss receiving mail. You know, the feeling of rushing to the mailbox to see what unknown messages await you. Grabbing the loot ...

U.S. Postal Service Gets My Stamp of Approval

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

We need to maintain a vibrant postal service, whether run under the auspices of the federal government or private enterprise. I'm willing to put up with the junk mail.

Mailman Hides Mail In Dead Mom's House To 'Speed Up Route'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.24.2014 | Weird News

Where's the mail, man? A former United States Postal Service mailman was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday after he stashed, destroyed and ...

Dave Jamieson

How The Postal Service Could Give Its Jobs Away To Staples

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business

ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. -- On a recent Saturday morning, 500 protesters poured out of a parade of school buses, signs and megaphones in hand, and tried the...

The Man Known as Sugar Meat

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Lawrence D. Elliott

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is quoted as saying "Without an education, a people will perish." From the moment "The Great...

Your Mail May Have Gone Up In Smoke

Posted 03.05.2014 | Los Angeles

Expecting a letter from Southern California? Don't hold your breath. A United States Postal Service (USPS) tractor-trailer loaded with mail rear-e...

Return to Lender: Postal Banking Can Bring Equity to Communities

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The Postal Service can become a more viable business and a more vital community institution by enhancing its public role. It can challenge Wall Street by bringing economic equity to Main Street.

Obama Taps Ted Kennedy's Widow For Key Post

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is nominating Vicki Kennedy to the board of governors for the U.S. Postal Service. ...

The Postal Service Lost $354 Million Last Quarter

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service says it lost $334 million over the last three months and that mounting losses could lead to cash flow problems ...